Oscar sets for CSL come back after 8-match ban
Brasil International Oscar is set to return to the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Sunday evening after serving an eight-game ban for his side’s crucial meeting with Tianjin Quanjian.
The former Chelsea talisman, whose €60 million transfer in January set a new Asian transfer record, was
handed the suspension in June.
The midfielder was adjudged to have instigated a brawl during SIPG’s 1-1 with Guangzhou R&F.
The 26-year-old returned to action for his club on Thursday evening in the Chinese FA Cup as SIPG
overturned a 3-0 deficit from the first leg of their quarterfinal meeting with Tianjin with a 4-0 win that sets
up a meeting with league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande in the semifinals.
Oscar was on the scoresheet for SIPG, while fellow Brazilian Hulk scored twice as Andre Villas-Boas’
side keep their attempt to win the treble on track.
The Brazilian side is also due to face Guangzhou in the quarterfinals of the AFC Champions League
later this month.
The Shanghai Giants are in second place in the CSL standings, one point behind Guangzhou and five
ahead of Fabio Cannavaro’s Tianjin Quanjian.